The Use Of Skincare Containing AHA And BHA?
Good evening, doctor. I want to ask, is the use of skincare with AHA / BHA content safe if coupled with other skincare that contains Citrus Limon and some types of glycol such as Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentylene Glycol? thank you
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Basically AHA / BHA is a material that functions as an exfoliant, which removes dead skin cells and accelerates skin replacement. Depending on the concentration of AHA / BHA contained in your skin care products and the sensitivity of your own skin, AHA / BHA has the potential to cause irritation to the skin.
The glycol product you mentioned has its own function, but in general the products containing glycol have the potential to cause irritation to the skin as well. Citrus limon also has various functions in facial skin care products and in general also has the potential to cause irritation to the skin
Although products that contain AHA / BHA, glycol, and citrus limon both have the potential to cause irritation to the skin, it does not mean you should not use these products together. You should be able to pay attention to the durability of your own skin. If you experience skin irritation when using the product together, try to stop using the product for 1-2 days until your facial irritation subsides, afterwards try using the product 1 at a time. When your skin does not become irritated after several days of use, you may add with other products. If your skin is still irritated, try using it only once every 2 days. If the skin still becomes irritated even though you have given the product distance to use, then the possibility of the product is indeed too hard for your facial skin, you should not use it again.
For the use of AHA / BHA, you must pay attention to the concentration of AHA / BHA you use. If you use AHA / BHA with high concentrations, you are only advised to use it 1-2 times a week. If you use AHA / BHA in low concentrations, you may use it every day. However, once again, pay attention to the durability of your own skin. If indeed your skin is irritated when using the product, try not to use it together, for example use products that contain AHA in the morning and BHA at night, or if your product contains both (AHA mixed with BHA), use once every 2 days during the first few weeks, just try to increase the frequency of use slowly. Once again, if indeed your skin continues to experience irritation despite the distance, then it's likely the product is too hard for your skin, you should not use it again.
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